“Designed by and for music lovers and audiophiles, Aria from DigiBit is a music server system that has been designed to please both the most demanding audiophiles and music lovers with large collections of CDs and digital files for whom a powerful and easy-to-use music library management tool is key. ”
DigiBit’s Aria is the only music server in the market to support an unlimited number of extended metadata fields for any music genre. This facility allows users to sort and view their music collection in multiple ways such as: albums from the romantic (Period) for piano (Instrument), played by Maurizio Pollini (Soloist). Aria has 18 predefined fields automatically matching the tagging structure of our proprietary classical music database, SonataDB. You can also delete or add fields at will. For any other music genre, all fields can be manually tagged.That should make life easier for many.
Aria’s other software features include:
1) Fully automatic (insert & rip) error-free CD Ripper
2) Metadata retrieval results from five databases
3) Bit Perfect playback up to 32bit/352.8 KHz and DSD files,
4) Multizone support
5) Remote access to your music over the internet
6) Play files from memory
7) Gapless playback
Aria’s slim, fan-less aluminum case has been designed by Ochoa & Diaz-Llanos, a leading European industrial design studio. The standard Aria configuration comes with all-solid-state circuitry and has no internal storage so it’s 100% silent but optional internal storage can be provided by near-silent and superfast hybrid SSHDsor full SSD 2.5” disks with capacities from 1TB up to 4TB.
A USB to SPDIF converter board with asynchronous operation up to 24-192 provides the following outputs: SPDIF Coax RCA, BNC, AES/EBU and I²S interface. An additional USB output is also provided for playing higher sampling frequencies and DSD files.
Aria Music Server is controlled by a proprietary multilingual iPad™ app (Android app soon to follow) that provides remote control for all the functions of the music server.
Aria Music Server will ship in July and its MSRP starts at 3.999€ included VAT in EEC and3.299€ elsewhere.